Top British designer Benjamin Hubert gives this variation of Strand a spherical shape with an opening at the top that's allows illumination to reflect off the ceiling as well as to filter through the porous covering. A cocoon material made up of tiny individual strands is sprayed onto the steel inner framework, for an almost cloud-like appearance. Light is gently diffused through the shade, providing an buoyant glow to the surroundings.
- Small: 21.6" h x 23.5" dia (54.8x60cm)
- Large: 29.3" h x 31.5" dia (60.8x80cm)
- Cord Length: 157.5" (400cm)
Cocoon layer with an inner steel structure, a PVC cord and PVC covered steel wire.
Clean with soft dry cloth only, 60 and 80 dia pendant lamp come with suspension system with three wires.
”We give the designers the freedom to create new designs,” says Muuto co-founder Peter Bonnén. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos” that alludes to having a new perspective, the company aspires to update Scandinavian tradition for a new generation. By giving free reign to the brightest design talent in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, there’s the breathing room to conjure a new take on a chair, vase or a lamp, Peter says. “The road to success for modern Scandinavian design lies in a strong belief in the best designers of our time.”
Peter and co-founder Kristian Byrge, who originally trained in economics and management respectively, might not have seemed destined to helm a new-influencer design firm. But their passion for all things design and and the distinctive style they dub “New Nordic” has brought global acclaim in just a few short years. “This gives the Muuto designs great diversity and character and further links them to the Nordic heritage—a heritage Muuto is proud of and that all the designers carry with them as part of their professional luggage”, says Kristian.
"Robust" is a favorite word of UK-born designer Benjamin Hubert when describing his eponymous firm's approach to furniture, lighting and accessory design. His team includes industrial designers, researchers and engineers, all focused on innovating with materials and strategies. That's led to Benjamin Hubert Ltd. collaborating with a roster of international brands from Europe to Asia and Australia to Brazil and the US. "We're a small studio, a young studio—but there's quite a lot of knowledge here," he says.
Educated at Loughborough University with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology, Benjamin first gained notice upon graduation at the New Designers '06 exhibit. Several honors followed, including 2 Red Dot citations, Design of the Year (British Design Awards) and Best Product (Blueprint Magazine 100% Design.) Perhaps such success stems from a regard for the rigor of his process: "If you give somebody a set of constraints, you push the limits."